Come one come all! Head on down to Kjeragbolten! The roads officially open today to this very famous boulder located in the Kjerag mountain in Rogaland, Norway. The road was previously closed in winter due to heavy snow and unsafe driving conditions. For a reference you can see a picture taken just 5 days ago below.
I am not sure if it will be really busy because everyone is super excited to take their first hike up for the year, or if it is still too early in the season. Either way, plan your trip now.
As if Norway wasn’t astonishing enough, Kjerag, this boulder wedged between two cliffs 1000 meters directly above Lysefjord, is a testament to just how much nature has decided to show off in this country.
We have written a more detailed post about the hike. As a short summary, the hike usually starts at Øygardstøl AKA “the eagles nest” and is a moderate to difficult hike, taking about 5 hours, with 3 steep climbs when ascending, and then evens out near the top.
Just 150km (93 miles) from Stavanger, it is easy to reach in 2.5 hours by car and can definitely be done in a day trip. For those of you looking for another scenic viewpoint and perhaps a more family friendly hike, Pulpit Rock also lies in the area and is stunningly beautiful.
Those keen for further adventure are able to climb into the boulder. My favorite happens to be the sheep down below making a strong case against how we commonly use the term “sheepish”. I have no doubt that animal is more courageous than I.
With such beautiful location, Kjerag along with being one of the top 3 hikes, along with Preikestolen and Trolltunga, of the country, has become a pretty popular site for base jumping. I’ll leave you with a some spectacular moments others have partaken in. I can tell you right now, there will not be a personal series of photos of that activity coming from me.
Have you been? Show us your pictures!